Colors I Love this Month - Lavender & Lilac

Maybe it’s the gardens in bloom or the warm air, but I am loving lavender and lilac this month. These colors add a touch of softness to any room and like many colors, can be used in large quantities or in small pops.

I love these colors paired with navy blue, cream, gray, black & white, yellow and pale greens.

It also looks wonderful with cool metals like silver or platinum. Let’s take a look at rooms that use lavender and items you can buy to add this lovely color to your home.

 {Lavendar walls and bedding give life to this bedroom.}

{Lavendar walls and bedding give life to this bedroom.}

 {Soothing and elegant, this "Youngston" dining set is designed by Ralph Lauren, available at  Neiman Marcus .}

{Soothing and elegant, this "Youngston" dining set is designed by Ralph Lauren, available at Neiman Marcus.}

 {A purple throw back with this retro Lava Lamp pillow. From  Pillow Decor .}

{A purple throw back with this retro Lava Lamp pillow. From Pillow Decor.}

 {Add a touch of lavender with this printed side chair. From:  Target .}

{Add a touch of lavender with this printed side chair. From: Target.}

 {I love the use of yellow and black with the pale lilac walls. From:  Anne Coyle Interiors .}

{I love the use of yellow and black with the pale lilac walls. From: Anne Coyle Interiors.}

 {Hayward pillow in lavender. From:  Crate & Barrel .}

{Hayward pillow in lavender. From: Crate & Barrel.}

 {A soothing lavender bedroom with cream accents.}

{A soothing lavender bedroom with cream accents.}

I hope these photos inspire you to include some lavender in your home this year. It can be as simple as a few pillows and a vase, to painting an entire room (or ceiling?!) in your favorite shade of lavender. Do you use lavender in your home decor? As an accent or surrounding you on your walls? What are your favorite color combos with lavender? Let me know!

Happy {lavender} decorating.

April Pardoe